166: Voice assistant technology and AI are game changers - with Nick Myers
About Nick Myers
Nick Myers is the Founder and CEO of RedFox Creative in Madison, WI. RedFox Creative is a technology-driven marketing and consulting company that helps brands give themselves a voice through the power of AI and voice assistant technology. Nick is a TEDx speaker and has spoken across the U.S and soon internationally on topics ranging from the future of AI in the workplace, 360 video, AI and social media, and how brands can begin leveraging the power of Voice-First today to help tell their story.
How did you get involved in the AI and Voice-First space and why do you view it as being so valuable?
“So, my story is a bit interesting in how I got involved. You know truth be told, my background is actually in marketing and communications…”
How do you think AI and voice technology is going to impact marketing; specifically, social media?
“I think ultimately marketers are going to be the key decision-makers to actually, you know, moving the hand of C-level folks within large organizations to actually invest in it. But I think the one thing that's going to change above all else is just…”
Why is it important for brands to begin thinking about how they can leverage voice assistants in their marketing strategy?
“…But I'm trying to educate people saying that that's, that's fine and dandy, but you need to have a, a reason that you're doing it. You need to be solving some type of pain with their customers or from within your organization that voice can help solve.”
Can you share with me your most successful or favorite networking story/experience that you’ve had?
“So, couple months ago, actually back in September, October of last year, um, I was following, her name is Marie Ryan on Linkedin and I'm, I'm very, very active on Linkedin by the way…”
How do you stay in front of or best nurture your network community?
“So, it's become harder definitely over the past couple of years because I've been able to meet so many people and it's really hard to message and just interact with everybody. And it's almost like I have, you know, it’s actually on my to-do list every week, I have a follow up with, like a bunch of people.”
What advice do you have for the professional on growing their network?
“A first piece of advice as if you're not on LinkedIn. Get on LinkedIn because like I said, most of my success over the past couple of years since starting…”
Digital networking or traditional networking?
“Actually, I'm going to go ahead and say a combination of both because I would say a lot of the really strong relationships, I've met actually have been in person more so than online…”
If you could go back 20 years, what would you tell yourself to do more or less of regarding your career?
“Learn Code, Learn Code, get more involved in computer science. I mean, that is definitely the first thing I would tell myself, especially being in the space…’
We’ve all heard of the 6 degrees of separation… Now, who would be the one person you’d love to connect with and do you think you could do it within the 6th degree?
“I would go and head right now and say somebody that I really would like to connect with. Truth be told, and this'll never happen is Jeff Bezos of Amazon just because I guess I've been working so much in the voice space…”
Any final words of advice for our listeners?
“So, one thing I'm telling people is if you really want to pull the trigger now is the time, while we are still kind of in the early stages here…”
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